Ukraine Sees Surge in Election-Targeted Cyberattacks

The nation suspects Russia's hand in the attacks, which seem aimed at disrupting the upcoming presidential election.



As reported by Reuters, officials in Ukraine say hackers, likely controlled or sponsored by Russia, are targeting government and political party servers in an attempt to disrupt the presidential election scheduled for March.

Attackers are using a variety of phishing techniques in addition to simply purchasing stolen credentials in campaigns that are similar to ongoing cyberattacks on the country's energy, transport, and banking systems, officials say.

So far, no successful penetration of the national election system has occurred, though more strenuous attacks are anticipated as the election draws nearer. Russia has denied any association with hacking activities aimed at Ukraine's elections.

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